Internationally Renowned Filmmaker, Muzaffar Ali’s Autobiography, Zikr, Releases Today
Zikr: In The Light and Shade of Time, published by Penguin Random House India, is a rare peek into the life and times of one of the most revered and talented filmmakers in the country, Muzaffar Ali. For the first time, cinema buffs and book lovers experience-a close look at Ali, the filmmaker, painter, philosopher, fashion designer, music lover, automobile aficionado, revivalist and social worker. Peppered with interesting and unheard anecdotes about films and Bollywood, Muzaffar Ali takes readers behind the scenes of films like Anjuman and Gaman, speaking of the sensibilities that shaped them and the influences on his work.
Muzaffar Ali belongs to the royal family of Kotwara. Beginning his career in advertising, he played a role in the incipient days of Air India before moving on to a successful career as a filmmaker in Bollywood. His works include movies such as Umrao Jaan and Gaman, and several documentaries and short films. He has launched his couture line, ‘Kotwara’, and is involved in several initiatives that celebrate art, foster the traditional handicrafts of Awadh and promote Sufism. He received the Padma Shri in 2005 and the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award in 2014.